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Is there a minimum order for product boxes?2022-04-25T11:47:50-04:00

Yes, and now. We can print you one or very few product boxes for samples, however, the cost of those few custom boxes would most likely be higher than your product itself. A few sample custom boxes would range from $50-$300. A short-run custom project would need a minimum of 100-1000 custom boxes to make it cost-efficient to use for the actual product.

How do I ensure my artwork fits correctly on my Custom Box?2022-04-25T11:48:09-04:00

We will provide you with a die-line (a template used to ensure the correct layout of a final physical package) and information as to how to place your artwork. We will double-check to make sure your supplied artwork fits correctly on your custom boxes and we can provide you with a proof for your approval.

How do I go about getting an estimate from you?2022-04-25T11:48:39-04:00

We make it simple and easy for you with our online estimate request form. Otherwise, the best way to ensure that we get all the information necessary to do an accurate quote is to speak with one of our sales representatives

How long will it take for you to complete my order?2022-04-25T11:49:08-04:00

Every job is different. Some jobs can be produced in minutes while some may take several weeks to complete. Let us know when you need your job completed and we will let you know if it can be done. We go to great lengths to meet even your most demanding timelines.

What is the best file format for submitting a document for printing?2021-07-06T08:30:39-04:00

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is generally the preferred file format for submitting a document for printing as it works with virtually all professional printing and digital output devices. By design, a PDF file incorporates the information needed to maintain document consistency from system to system. Most other file formats such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Word can easily be converted to PDF format.

What does “camera ready” mean?2021-07-06T08:31:02-04:00

In the digital age of printing, it means that an image file submitted for printing is ready to be transferred to the printing plates without any alterations.  A PDF file, which requires no revisions, is a “camera ready” format.

What is a proof and why is it needed?2021-07-06T08:31:24-04:00

A proof is a one-off copy of your printed document used for visual inspection to ensure that the layout and colors of your document are exactly how they are intended to be. A proof is made prior to sending the document to the press for final printing.

Please take your time and review the proof carefully, as this is your final opportunity to catch errors, make color corrections, and other revisions.

What is the difference between coated and uncoated paper stock?2021-07-06T08:31:45-04:00

Uncoated stock paper has a natural paper finish, and no coating. Uncoated stock is used when you are looking for a natural touch and feel. Coated stock, by contrast, has a smooth glossy or dull finish that works well for reproducing sharp text and vivid colors.

What are Pantone colors and how do they compare to 4C printing?2021-07-06T08:32:02-04:00

Pantone colors refer to the Pantone Matching System (PMS), a color matching system used by the printing industry whereby printing colors are identified by a unique name or number (as opposed to just a visual reference). This helps make sure that colors turn out the same from system to system, and print run to print run.  4-color process printing is an imitation of solid colors, which gives the visual impression of the solid colors. They are close to solid colors, but are not exact and vary slightly from print run to print run.

What are the most common sizes for postcards?2021-07-06T08:32:19-04:00

4” x 6”, 5” x 7”, 5.5” x 8.5”, 6” x 9”, and 6” x 11” are most common sizes for postcards.  It is important to consult with us in advance as the postage cost may vary substantially due to the size and layout of your postcard.

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